One of our most amazing volunteers is celebrating EIGHTY amazing years! ARF is so grateful she has spent many of those years rescuing animals and sharing her life with us. Mabel was a head cook for Tulsa Public Schools for several years. Her husband was chief engineer at KOTV, Channel 6. She started volunteering in 1993, soon after her husband died of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). She has adopted several ARF dogs over the years, fostered moms & puppies early on & some larger dogs. The last few years, after having both knees replaced (which only slowed her temporarily!) she has stayed with Chihuahuas. For several years she was the "go to" gal for ARF, driving to the shelter & filling her little station wagon with dogs. She would have leashes knotted out of every door, dogs secured inside, & crates in the middle. Many days she put 70 miles a day in, transporting dogs from the shelter to the vet to the groomer & back to the vet. Mabel was in charge of the 41st St Petsmart on Thursdays & Saturdays, & the 71st St Petsmart on Fridays. We stopped doing the Thursday booth about 8 or 9 years ago. Mabel is also very active in her church, still helping cook Wednesday night dinners & cooking lots of meals for funerals. No telling how many hundreds of cinnamon rolls she bakes every year: her dinner rolls & cinnamon rolls are the best! She has kept all the donated dog & cat supplies (along with the attending visitor mice) for many years.
Posh Pet #28 You are the winner!! More about the poshest pet in town coming soon. You can claim your prize when you pick up your photographs. Speaking of photographs they will be available to pick up within 1-2 weeks from the time you submited your order!! You will be notified as soon as they are ready. Thank you for your patience I know they are so adorable that it is hard to wait!! Congrats Allyson for doing such an amazing job. If I do not have your contact information please email me, firstname.lastname@example.org. Puppy love and kitty kisses, Jen ARF TULSA
Thank you for helping us raise over $500 for animal rescue!!
The poshest pets of Tulsa, OK will soon be making their debut. I will send a link to everyone that participated as soon as they post and open the poll for voting. I will also be sending you pick up information and details very soon. To hold you over I hope you enjoy a peak at the prize.
* The winner will also receive a gift certificate for $25 from TuTu's Bliss
ARF received a request to help a blind 4 month old schnauzer puppy in need of medication and some serious tender loving care. We sent a call for help to our volunteers and Sheila offered to nurture this love bug. The poor pup is on three different medications for his cough but is now assured to get the time and attention he needs. We hope to have him healthy, comfy, cozy and united with a forever home in no time. A very special thank you to the support of the Tulsa community. It is only through your generosity that we are able to continue our tradition of treating and loving abandoned animals in need.
Meet Sydney An update from his forever family..." he's a chub now compared to back then.. he has some meat on his bones and free and clear of heart worms... he still has his cough but it is sometimes 'attention' seeking.. EVERY one of my friends who meet him just falls in love with him."
Phyllis and Richard's son, Duane, has lost his battle with cancer. There are no words or amount of hugs in the world to make this easier for Phyliss, Richard, his wife or seven children that loved him. They are in our thoughts and prayers. Phyliss and Richard have been faithful volunteers for over 10 years. They have adopted several hard to place ARF dogs & have fostered many dogs. They continue to set an example of kindness and a love for those around them. Duane and his children share that same loving spirit. His battle wasn't a battle fought alone but fought together with the love and support of his family and friends.
Duane's friends have set up a fund for the children.
The LIVE charity auction is today and courtesy of amazing volunteers like Nora we have some amazing jewelery items and a stunning vintage quilt!!! Marjorie from Puppy Love also chipped in and contributed some of her hand made jewlery. It is a fun animal loving event that should not be missed!!! Thank you for supporting Animal Rescue!!
Auction will be held at Southside Auction Co. Thank you Southside for hosting and organizing this event.
Looks like Spanky is going to the White House!! That explains why he has been with ARF all these years. He has been saving himself for doggy greatness. Not only does Spanky make a bold political statement but he also loves kids and is crate trained. What more can you ask for in a presidential pet? He has been waiting for a family to make him their one and only pet for so long! Are you not sure Spanky is First Doggy material? Please feel free to take a look at all of our adoptable pets or search http://www.petfinder.com/ for a pet waiting to be rescued. Saving the economy may take some time but saving a dog is as simple as skipping the pet shop and filling out an adoption application.
So President-elect Barack Obama we have the dog for you. Please feel free to submit your adoption application anytime.
Posh pets in the Tulsa area have a place to Pawty. Pooches is a rare find and treat for pet owners and animal lovers. Some of their unique services include pet daycare, pet pawties, training and puppy play groups. Their Pampered Puppy Pawties even come complete with gourmet cake for the birthday pooch, games, puppy party favors and decorations. Puppy playgroups and daycare are great tools for meeting other animal lovers and socializing your pet. The day a rescued sweetie finds their forever home is a cause for celebration and we can't think of a better place to spend it. We are so excited and honored to be pairing up with Pooches for our pet portraits and Posh pet photo contest on November 22nd. Pooches has donated a gift certificate for the winning pet. Another wonderful Tulsa business will also be chipping in to help make this event a success. The Dog Dish has also donated a very special surprise!!! For more information on pet parties, adorable puppy pictures and obedience training please visit http://www.poochesplace.com Pooches 2238 E. 56th Street Tulsa, Ok 74105 (918) 398-64K9
Hubby is ready to have himself fixed. We have two perfect two legged princesses and we’re all set. In support of his decision I visited http://www.spayok.org/ to ease his fears. So the good news is he is going to be less likely to mark his territory and once altered will be even less likely to roam. Looks like I will be saving money since I won't have to buy a shock collar to keep him from looking at other women. We were both worried about him getting fat and lazy once altered but that appears to be a myth. He will still be his handsome and protective self and any changes will be for the better. I think he still needs some support and reassurance. Please help me put his fears to rest!! Maybe your dogs and cats will go first and show him how easy it is. There are many cost effective programs in place for spaying or neutering pets in and around Oklahoma. We hope you support animal rescue by spaying or neutering your furry family members. Check out our adoptable animals for a look at some 100% studs and lovely ladies already spayed or neutered.
For a more serious look at the pros and cons of spaying and neutering your pets please visit. http://www.spayok.org
Keep up the good work McCurtain County. McCurtain County vets have teamed up with the group Animal Rescue and Care to offer spaying and neutering at reduced rates. More details are available at… http://www.arkofmccurtaincounty.org
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